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APPE

Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE)

Students begin APPEs in their P3 year of the program. The APPE program comprises almost 30% of the curriculum and provides opportunities for students to practice in some of the top health care facilities across the state of Tennessee. Students have the opportunity to explore various pharmacy settings to explore various career paths and work alongside experts in their pharmacy/healthcare field.

Students will complete a total of 11 rotations for 1760 hours of pharmacy practice experience:

4 Required rotations – Ambulatory Care, Medicine, Advanced Community, and Advanced Institutional APPEs

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At least 7 patient care (PC) rotations – Includes REQUIRED Ambulatory Care, Medicine, and Advanced Community APPEs plus at least 4 elective patient care APPEs

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A maximum of 4 other professional experience (OPE) rotations – includes REQUIRED Advanced Institutional plus 3 elective OPE APPEs

Patient care (PC) rotations involve direct patient care in a variety of practice settings. Students will work to improve health outcomes and promote safe and effective medication use with individual patients. Example APPEs include: Critical Care/Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Cardiology, Infectious Disease, and Mental Health.

Other professional experience (OPE) rotations involve non-patient care rotations in a variety of practice settings. Students indirectly improve health outcomes and improve patient experiences. Example APPEs include: Compounding, Pharmacy Management, Medical Information, Academia, Research, and Informatics.

 

Government APPEs

International APPEs

Select students have the opportunity to complete their advanced pharmacy practice rotations (APPEs) in another country caring for culturally diverse patients. Students can apply to complete a rotation in a variety of international practice settings.

Example locations for APPEs include: Australia, Ireland, Japan, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

Select students have the opportunity to complete their advanced pharmacy practice rotations (APPEs) in another country caring for culturally diverse patients. Students can apply to complete a rotation in a variety of international practice settings.

Example locations for APPEs include: Australia, Ireland, Japan, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

Last Published: Apr 20, 2021